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Amrit, Nectar of the Gods

June 4, 2011 | Click here to print.

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A Disciple’s Experience

In these times, everyone is challenged with trials and tribulations and the word peace seems like just another five-letter word found in the dictionary. It is in such times that God’s miracles begin to manifest. The story I am about to share not only increases my faith and commitment to God and Guru, but confirms an understanding of how important the role of the Guru is in our lives.

A few years ago, during the week before Guru Purnima, I had houseguests. Wanting to beautify my home and honor my guests as the Gods they are, I purchased a one-stem, four-bud, raspberry-colored stargazer flower. The smell from it was quite aromatic, as if in a field of exotic flowers. By the way, the stargazer was directly in front of the Divine Mother in the form of Amba, the aspect of the Divine Mother that is also our beloved Guru, hanging on the wall.

As the week ended and my guests departed, I was tidying up the house and I noticed that some sticky liquid-like substance had appeared on top of the shelf where the flower was resting. I looked closer and saw that this sticky substance was dripping off all the flower’s petals. At first, I couldn’t believe my eyes and then when I knew what I was looking at, I went into denial trying to rationalize that this is what these flowers normally do. But my higher self knew that it was amrit, the divine nectar of the Gods. I was quite astonished and in disbelief, thanking the Divine Mother all the while. Not knowing what to do, I began to eat this substance and found its taste quite sweet, resembling honey. Then I started licking the petals of the flower that were about to fall off! Again, I was in disbelief, but it tasted so good I had to accept that this was indeed amrit. This amrit continued to flow until the full moon and Guru Purnima came and went.

Later I asked our beloved Guru what it was that came from that flower and Anandi Ma confirmed that it was amrit.

So when your faith is low or wavering because the world is just too much, remember we are blessed and our beloved Guru is always with us capturing our attention and blessing us constantly whether or not we feel, see or believe that this divine umbilical cord, sometimes called Guru tattwa, exists.

Your sister in love,

Rafiki Rama

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